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Infinite Cat Project Archives for May 20-24, 2019.

Mewsings, May 20, 2019: "It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can't see."
- Eleanor Farjeon

cat shaped cake

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "Am I a joke to you, Karen?"

Cat Mewvie: Filmmaker Werner Herzog loves cats.


cat rules comic

Today's Kitty Komic

star wars cat art

Feline Art: "Sunflower Sleeper" by Rob Small.

venison cat food

Venison-formula cat food recalled by Natural Instinct.
by Chiara Giordano

A gourmet cat food sparked an outbreak of a deadly strain of tuberculosis which affected around 50 animals and at least two of their owners, veterinary scientists believe.

The “natural” wild venison cat food was recalled nationwide by Natural Instinct, which marketed it as a healthier option to regular pet food.

The move came after veterinary scientists at the University of Edinburgh began looking into why dozens of cats had been struck by bovine tuberculosis (bTB).

The issue first came to light when six cats were taken to separate vet practices across England.
Tests confirmed they were infected with bacteria which usually caused TB in cattle, but can also infect other animals such as rodents and deer.

A further seven cats living in the same households were also found to be infected.

All of the animals were indoor cats, meaning they could not have been passed the infection through contact with wildlife or livestock.

The one thing the cats did have in common was that they had all eaten Natural Instinct's wild venison product, vets at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies found.

Professor Danièlle Gunn-Moore, of the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, said: “We found circumstantial evidence that these cases of TB in cats were linked to a particular brand of raw food diet.

“ Not all animals that are infected with the bacteria will develop disease but we would encourage owners with concerns about their pets to get them checked by their local vet.”

Natural Instinct, which recalled the product last December, stated on its website that it stopped selling the product immediately after being informed by the Food Standards Agency “of the problem of lack of inspection”.Support free-thinking journalism and subscribe to Independent Minds
A spokesperson for the company added: “We can assure our customers that Natural Instinct followed, and continues to follow, every food standard, hygiene regulation and best practice required to produce raw pet food in the commercial market place.

“ Even though we no longer manufacture and sell the venison cat product, we are continuing to work with the Food Standards Agency and all necessary organisations. Not only as part of the investigation into the venison cat food product, but to ensure the highest standards continue to be met across the industry.”

Mewsings, May 21, 2019: "Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds." - Jean Burdenn

cat sleeping on roof

Gratuitous Kittiness: Like a cat on a soft, tile roof.

Cat Mewvie: No one is safe any more.


cat woman comic

Today's Kitty Komic

blue eyes cat art

Feline Art: "The Guardian", by Mohamed Saad.

Mewsings, May 22, 2019: "The key to a successful new relationship between a cat and human is patience."
- Susan Easterly

fat cat on back

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Mom jeans? Whaddaya mean by 'mom jeans'?"

Cat Mewvie: Another cat getting his musical massage on.


cat vacation photo  comic

Today's Kitty Komic

gouache cat art

Feline Art: "Meow", gouache, artist unknown.

Mewsings, May 23, 2019: "I would gladly change places with any of my cats." - George Ney

two cat heads sleeping

Gratuitous Kittiness: Sleepy-heads.

Cat Mewvie: When it's time to pet the cat.


cute cat names comic

Today's Kitty Komic

gray tabby cat watercolor art

Feline Art: "Tabby" by Sue Sareen.

Mewsings, May 24, 2019: "It's really the cat's house--we just pay the mortgage." - Unknown

cat in garbage can

Gratuitous Kittiness: "The vet's coming? Well...... BYE!"

Cat Mewvie: This cat is bilingual.


cat brings vase comic

Today's Kitty Komic

woodland cat art

Feline Art: "Woodland Moggie" by Roman Semenenko.


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